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URA tips Kampala traders over digital taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority tax education team on Tuesday took to the streets of downtown Kampala (Kikuubo) to educate the masses about taxation, most notably, the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS) system that is aimed at solving business transaction challenges. This came in …

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CSOs: URA can do better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil society organizations have accused the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) of failing to implement its policies and external advice to improve the administration of tax. The organizations under the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda (TJAU) say that this has in turn led to poor revenue …

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URA revamps taxpayers ledger to improve compliance

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has moved to revamp the national taxpayers’ ledger management system in a bid to improve efficiency and levels of compliance in tax collection. The innovation was revealed by the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, at the commissioning of …

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President Museveni opposes direct taxes on manufacturers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned government agencies in charge of taxation from imposing direct taxes on large scale manufacturers. This, Museveni said, discourages investment. Speaking at Hariss International, the producers of Riham products, at their factory in Kawempe, Museveni said he doesn’t want …

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FY2023/24 Budget: Taxes on digital services exposes gap between policy aspirations and implementation

Government to slap taxes on online services without a plan for device uptake Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija’s decision to impose a value-added tax on digital services without creating an enabling environment for the population to access internet-enabled devices such as smartphones reveals a disconnect between …

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MPONDWE: Smuggling frustrating URA tax collection targets

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Smuggling of goods through porous borders in Mpondwe, Kasese district is frustrating the efforts of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to achieve its tax collection targets. Smuggling involves the supply, distribution, and sale of products on which applicable taxes in the country of consumption …

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